Cranford, NJ – February 2, 2009 Paragon Solutions, a business and information technology consulting firm, announced today that the company has earned the Microsoft Gold Certified status.

The Gold Partner Status, which is the highest level of certification in Microsoft, was achieved as a result of Paragon’s performance in two competency areas: Custom Software Development and Data Management Solutions. Each competency has unique requirements for achieving certification. In 2009, Paragon demonstrated its qualifications for gold status through client referenceable solutions in insurance, financial services, life sciences and communications.

"Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive benefits that create a strong value to our clients," said Dan O’Connor, CEO. "Some of these benefits include enhanced training, support as well as access to Microsoft itself."

The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in October 2003 and represents Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners’ businesses be successful.

About Paragon
Paragon Solutions, a division of Paragon Computer Professionals, is a management and technology consulting firm that specializes in helping clients leverage information assets for better business results. The company does this through its vertical practices and specialized technology service lines that help clients optimize their operations for maximum return on investment. Paragon works with businesses that are focused in a few key verticals – financial services, insurance, life sciences and communications. The industry-focused business consulting and delivery teams work with Paragon’s competency groups in areas that include Business Intelligence, Business Process Management, Data Management, Enterprise Content Management and Web Services.

For more information, please visit the Paragon Web site at www.consultparagon.com.

Erik Raper
Paragon Solutions
(908) 653-3016
eraper@consultparagon.com